Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

Cream Cheese Macadamia Cookies

September 12, 2018
: 3 1/2 dozen

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted macadamia nuts or almonds
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, orange zest and vanilla.
  • Step 2 Combine flour and baking powder.
  • Step 3 Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Step 4 Mix well.
  • Step 5 Fold in nuts.
  • Step 6 Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Step 7 Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Step 8 Flatten slightly with a greased glass.
  • Step 9 Bake at 400 degrees F. for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Step 10 Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Step 11 If using unsalted macadamia nuts, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the dough.

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